The 34th Fighter Squadron of the 388th Fighter Wing, based at hill air force Base, Utah, is the service’s first operational F-35A squadron, having met all the established criteria for Initial Operational Capability including a successful June deployment to Mountain Home AFB, Idaho and a series of eight-aircraft sorties held in mid-July. 34th.
The planned replacement for the F-16 is the F-35 Lightning II, which is the military’s new and improved fighter jet. Establishing a second F-35 training base at Luke AFB is the next step in the military’s development and national protection. Eglin Air Force Base in Florida has been selected as the Air Force’s first training base for the F-35.
Peeking into the Air Force’s F-35 Training Course.. Burnside and his five classmates are headed to the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah — one of four U.S. F-35A locations.
The US Air Force has announced the list of 11 candidate locations to base the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF). The six bases selected for F-35 operations are Burlington International Airport Guard Station, Vermont; Hill AFB, Utah; Jacksonville international airport air guard Station.
The largest fleet of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft grew to 25 aircraft as the F-35 Integrated Training Center here welcomed two new Air Force F-35A variants of the multi-role fighter to the Emerald Coast yesterday.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Air force flight test center resurrected a historic squadron to become the first unit to support the Joint Strike Fighter Oct. 27 here. The reactivation ceremony for the 461st Flight Test Squadron was held in the JSF Integrated Test Force facilities with a full-scale model of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as a backdrop.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — The jets won’t arrive for another few months, but Hill Air Force Base activated its first F-35 Lightning II fighter squadron during a ceremony here July 17. The 34th Fighter Squadron — affectionately known as the Rude Rams — was reactivated, marking the beginning of the F-35’s combat era for both the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings.